SRE Weekly Issue #192

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This is a reply/follow-on/not-rebuttal to the article I linked to last week, Deploy on Fridays, or Don’t. I really love the vigorous discussion!

Charity Majors

And this is a reply to Charity’s earlier article, Friday Deploy Freezes Are Exactly Like Murdering Puppies. Keep it coming, folks!

Marko Bjelac

In this story from the archives, a well-meaning compiler optimizes away a NULL pointer check, yielding an exploitable kernel bug. I love complex systems (kinda).

Jonathan Corbet — LWN

A new report has been released about a major telecommunications outage last winter. This summary paints the picture of a classic complex systems failure.

Ronald Lewis

Making engineers responsible for their code and services in production offers multiple advantages—for the engineer as well as the code.

Julie Gunderson — PagerDuty


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